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National Summary


Cool, windy and cloudy tonight with scattered outbreaks of rain, heavy in the southwest. Minimum temperatures 6 to 8 Celsius, in fresh to strong southeasterly winds.


Tomorrow, Sunday, will be windy and mostly cloudy, with scattered outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. Some sunny spells will develop. Maximum temperatures 11 to 15 degrees. Fresh to strong east to southeast winds, moderating later in most areas, but strong westerly winds will develop in southwestern coastal areas.


On Sunday night, rain will continue in Leinster and Ulster. It will become light and patchy. Munster and Connacht will become mainly dry. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees. Monday will be dry apart form a little lingering light rain or drizzle. Sunny spells will develop. It will be noticeably milder with highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees and light variable breezes. Tuesday to Saturday will be mild or warm and will be largely dry with good sunny spells and moderate or fresh easterly breezes. Day time temperatures will range between 13 and 17 or 18 degrees. It will be coolest along east and south coasts and will be warmest in the midlands and Connacht.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 18 Knots, Gust 28 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1004, Steady

Dublin Airport

East-Southeast, 16 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1003, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

East-Southeast, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 2.6 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 999, Falling

Roches Point Automatic

East-Southeast, 23 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 997, Falling

Sherkin Island Automatic

East-Southeast, 25 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Rain shower, 6 Miles, 993, Falling

Valentia Automatic

South-Southeast, 13 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Moderate rain, 3 Miles, 993, Falling

Mace Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 21 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 996, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

Southeast, 22 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 997, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Southeast, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 1.2 m, 1004, Falling

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Southeast, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 5 m, 991, Falling

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Southeast, 21 Knots, Wave height not available, 997, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

North, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 4.5 m, 995, Rising slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 2300 Sunday 30 April 2017 Issued at 2300 Saturday 29 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 2100: A strong to near gale force south to southeast airflow over Ireland will gradually back southeast to east and ease during the day. A shallow depression of 990hPa, 200 nmiles southwest of Ireland, will drift close to the southwest overnight deepening to 984hPa and become slow moving there and will gradually fill during Sunday. This slack area of low pressure will track eastwards across the English Channel on Monday. Its associated fronts will become slow moving and weaken over Ireland .

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roche's Point to Mizen Head to Valentia:

Wind: Southeasterly force 6 or 7 gusting to gale force 8. Becoming cyclonic variable force 3 Sunday morning. Increasing westerly force 6 to gale force 8 Sunday afternoon. Decreasing west to northwest force 4 to 6 Sunday evening.

Weather: Heavy rain tonight. Scattered outbreaks during the day.

Visibility: Moderate to poor tonight then becoming mostly good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Malin Head to Howth Head to Roche's Point and the Irish Sea:

Wind: Southeasterly force 6 or 7 gusting to gale force 8. Backing east to southeast during the morning. Decreasing gradually to force 4 or 5 in the afternoon and easterly or variable force 2 to 4 in the evening.

Weather: Scattered outbreaks of rain.

Visibility: Mostly good but locally moderate to poor.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2300 Monday 01 May 2017: Strong northwesterly winds in the southwest, elsewhere light to moderate variable or easterly becoming generally moderate northerly. Scattered outbreaks of rain dying out later.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Heavy rain in the southwest overnight and early Sunday morning, with totals of 20 to 30 mm in southwest Kerry.

Gale Warning

Westerly gales will develop during Sunday on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Mizen Head to Valentia.

Small Craft Warning

Southeasterly winds will reach force 6 or 7 tonight and Sunday morning on all Irish Coastal Waters.